One Day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala Trip by Cab

One Day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab
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Lonavala and Khandala are twin hill stations that are situated in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats close to Mumbai. Just 4.6 kilometers apart from each other Lonavala and Khandala are home to beautiful landscapes, historical forts, ancient caves, charming sunset points, beautiful lakes, and cascading waterfalls. These pristine hill stations are ideal for a one day tour from Mumbai by private cab.

Lonavala is also famous for its natural wonders, historical sites, and religious attractions which include Tikona Fort, Duke’s Nose, and Rajmachi forts. Booking a one day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala sightseeing tour by private car allows you to escape from the stress of the busy city life. Surrounded by lush green forests, misty valleys, and beautiful waterfalls, the twin hill stations are a dream destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. 

Lonavala is popularly known as the “city of caves” as it boasts of some of the most remarkable caves in Maharashtra. The most popular among them are Karla caves and Bhaja caves. It also has an unbeatable collection of waterfalls that include the Bhagirathi waterfall, Bhivpuri waterfall, and Jummapatti waterfalls. The best time to visit these falls is during monsoon when the chattering waterfalls make their way downhill amidst verdant landscapes. 

The picturesque views of Aamby valley, Pawna lake, and Lonavala lake are bound to impress you. Khandala on the other hand is home to some of the best tourist attractions in the region, like Rajmachi point and sunset point, Kune waterfalls, Lohagad Fort, and Bhushi lake.

Lonavala & Khandala also boast of an array of activities like rappelling, trekking, camping, and hiking. Trek to the summit of Tiger’s leap to enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise or sunset. You can treat your eyes to the charismatic views of natural beauty by trekking to the top of the Rajmachi Fort. Another way to glance at the beautiful Sahyadri range is by trekking to Shrivardhan Fort. Being close to Mumbai and Pune, these hill stations in Maharashtra are ideal destinations to plan a one day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala sightseeing tour with your friends or family. You can spend time with them unwinding in the lap of nature and make memories to cherish forever.

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Overview of 1 Day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala Tour

One Day Lonavala and Khandala Trip from Mumbai by Car

Lonavala and Khandala are famous among nature lovers for their spectacular beauty and host of activities to enjoy. The spellbinding views and fresh ambiance of these hill stations draw a large number of travelers. 

Located around 100 kilometers from Mumbai, these quaint hill towns can be reached in just 2.5 hours. This makes them an ideal choice for one day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala sightseeing tour with us.

On your one day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala sightseeing tour by private taxi you will explore the mystical beauty of the twin hill stations. It will take you away from the stress of routine life and refresh you from within.

Our car driven by a professional driver will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Mumbai. Starting our journey early in the morning, we will take you to Lonavala first where you can visit the Karla Caves. Imagine the Buddhist way of life as you walk through these ancient caves. Next, we will enjoy the beautiful view of the lush Western Ghats at Lion’s Point. Another astounding vantage point is at Tiger’s Leap, where you can sit and relax while witnessing the picturesque scenery.

Our next stop will be at Bhushi Dam. Besides being a popular sightseeing spot, Bhushi Dam is also well-known for the exciting activities it offers. We will then explore the Rajmachi Fort from a vantage point located opposite it, known as the Rajmachi Point. After relaxing for a while you can stroll to the Duke’s Nose Point for some adrenaline-pumping activities.

We will wind up your one day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala sightseeing tour after you spend the day relaxing and rejuvenating. Our cab will drop you at your accommodation in Mumbai.

Highlights of One Day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala Trip

  • Full-day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration: 12 to 15 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Mumbai Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Karla Caves, Lion’s Point, Tiger’s Leap, Bhushi Dam, Rajmachi Point, and Duke’s Nose Point.

Package Price for 1 Day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab

Hyundai i20 Hatchback Car for One Day Trip
i20 / Tata Indica
4 Seater / Hatchback

₹ 3,999/-

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 4,499/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,499/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,999/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
5-6 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,499/-

Toyota Fortuner SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Fortuner
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,999/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
13-20 Seater / LCV

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1 Day Itinerary of Lonavala & Khandala Local Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai

Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Mumbai at 7:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Karla Caves60 minutes
2 Lion’s Point40 minutes
3Tiger’s Leap40 minutes
4Bhushi Dam50 minutes
5Rajmachi Point40 minutes
6Duke’s Nose Point40 minutes

Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Mumbai by 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Lonavala & Khandala tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala sightseeing tour by private car.

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One Day Places to Visit in Lonavala & Khandala with a Private Car from Mumbai

1. Karla Caves

Visit Carla Caves with One Day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala Sightseeing Tour by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the splendid ancient abode of Buddhist monks.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: For Indian, SAARC & BIMSTEC visitors INR 20 per person and for foreigners INR 250 per person

Karla caves are among the most fascinating places to visit in Lonavala on your one day sightseeing tour. The ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves are one-of-a-kind treasures that date back thousands of years ago. Housing one of the largest Chaityas or prayer rooms in the country, the cave complex is also home to smaller shrines and stupas scattered throughout its length. 

Located on top of a hill, these caves can be reached by climbing almost 150 stairs. Karla caves are well known for their stunning architecture and also boast of a humongous 15-meter pillar along with a temple dedicated to Ekveera. The carvings of Lord Buddha adorn the walls and pillars of the caves. Other sculptures across the interior and exterior include those of men, women, elephants, and lions. You can also witness the ‘chaityas’ and ‘viharas’ where monks used to reside and pray. 

2. Lion’s Point

Visit Lion's Point with One Day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala Sightseeing Tour by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the majestic panoramic views of the Western Ghats.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week 
  • Entry Fee: Free

One of the best sightseeing places in Khandala is Lion’s Point. It offers jaw-dropping views of the hills and valleys with clouds floating around them. Being a popular vantage point in the region, it draws visitors from all walks of life.

From here you can witness the natural grandeur of the region. The undulating views of dense forests are embellished with glittering waterfalls. You can also see the splendid Tungarli lake and dam and Bushi dam from this strategic vantage point. 

It is an open cliff where you can experience strong and cool winds that refresh your mind, body, and spirit. The view from the cliff’s edge is majestic especially during monsoon season when the valleys and hills are lush green in color. The sunrise and sunset views from here are mesmerizing. You can capture the best pictures of your trip against the stupendous natural backdrop at Lion’s Point.

3. Tiger’s Leap/ Tiger’s Point

Visit Tiger's Leap/ Point with One Day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala Sightseeing Tour by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the panoramic view of the sprawling Western Ghats.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: Free

A popular sightseeing tourist spot on our same day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala Sightseeing Tour, Tiger’s leap is called so because when seen from the top it looks like a tiger is leaping into the valley. Being a natural wonder, the point is renowned among nature lovers. This vantage point is famous for the mesmerizing views of sunset and sunrise. The clifftop provides the visitors with panoramic views of the hills and western ghats. You will be enthralled by the cloud hanging around the cliff and the fresh air that rejuvenates your senses.

The eye-soothing views of the valley make it one of the most beautiful places to visit. You can enjoy the uninterrupted scenic views of the region while sipping on tea with your loved ones. Another attraction of this place is the echo point. Just around this point is a waterfall that is active only during the monsoon season. Following the steep descent, the waterfalls form a stream where you can sit and relax.

4. Bhushi Dam

Visit Bhushi Dam with One Day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala Sightseeing Tour by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Indulge in boating and be mesmerized by the exciting views of the region.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Bhushi Dam is built on the Indrayani River in Lonavala. It is a popular tourist attraction alluring nature lovers and fun-seekers. You can plan a picnic at Bhushi Lake, which is among the best things to do on your one day Lonavala and Khandala sightseeing tour. 

Located near the Bhushi Dam it is a great place to unwind with friends and family. It is a wonderful spot if you wish to spend some peaceful time amidst nature. It is well-known for its gorgeous scenery and thrilling activities.

You can delight your spirit with the magnificent views of the Bhushi lake, which is built on the Bhushi Dam. The lake is tucked away near the dam and provides a nice respite for wandering spirits. You can enjoy boating in the lake to truly enjoy the tempting vistas of lush peaks and contrasting pure blue skies. It is a place not to be missed on this Lonavala & Khandala sightseeing trip from Mumbai.

5. Rajmachi Point

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  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the Rajmachi Fort and enjoy the panoramic view of the twin hill stations.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: Free

Rajmachi fort is situated in a small town called Rajmachi, located in between Lonavala and Khandala. The majestic fort offers a beautiful view of the landscapes of the Deccan plateau and attracts trekkers. Rajmachi Point is a viewpoint located right opposite the imposing fort. 

A telescope is also installed at the viewpoint using which you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the magnificent fort surrounded by lush green mountains, beautiful waterfalls, and splendid valleys. The viewpoint also features a temple where you can offer prayers. It also has an engaging play area for kids with swings, slides, and a climbing point.

Rajmachi Point is perfect for a refreshing picnic with family and friends. You can relax as you witness the sunset over the beautiful hills. Sunset Point and Monkey Point are also located nearby. You can go for a lively evening stroll to the nearby attractions.

6. Nagphani (Duke’s Nose Point)

Visit Nagphani (Dukes Nose Point) with One Day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala Sightseeing Tour by Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Trek to the hilltop for refreshing views of the surroundings.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Duke’s Nose is a renowned vantage point near the INS Shivaji in Lonavala. It is a renowned hiking destination in Maharashtra and is listed among the top things to do in Lonavala.

Named after the Duke of Wellington, Duke’s Nose has an interesting story behind its name. The natural formation resembles the Duke’s nose in a reclining position. It is also called Nagphani as the cliff is shaped like a snake’s hood.

Its height provides an excellent vantage point providing uninterrupted views of the Mumbai-Pune road and rail corridors. Even Khandala and the majestic Sahyadri peaks surrounding it are visible from the Duke’s Nose Point.

The location is also well-known for exhilarating activities such as trekking, hiking, and rock climbing, which draw a large number of adventure seekers. The travelers approach the site by an extremely hard hike up rocky rocks. There is a small temple on the hilltop where you can seek the blessings of the almighty. The flat rock top allows you to walk around and explore the picturesque view from different angles.

Things to do on same day Lonavala & Khandala trip from Mumbai by Car

Lonavala and Khandala offer you a memorable one day sightseeing trip with a variety of activities to enjoy. They also have a large number of things to do for shoppers and foodies.

What to Shop during your Same Day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala Trip by Cab?

Lonavala and Khandala are popularly associated with the Chikkis and fudges sold here. At each location, you will find many big and small shops that sell Chikkis and fudges all around the year. You can pick from the wide variety of chikkis available in the region, ranging from Rose Chikki, Dry fruit Chikki, Jaggery Chikki, Choco Chikki, Kesar Chikki etc. 

Chocolate flavored fudge is equally popular, however it is also available in other flavors. You can also buy fresh jellies, jams, and a variety of Chiwda here. The most popular shop is Maganlal’s where you can buy authentic and high-quality Chikkis and fudges in attractive packing designs. People buy Chikkis in huge quantities as souvenirs from the Lonavala & Khandala one day trip for their friends and relatives. You can also buy handbags, valets, and totes made of synthetic leather that look similar to authentic leather.

What to Eat during your Same Day Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala Trip by Car?

Lonavala and Khandala have innumerable eating points serving local street food and yummy regional dishes to satisfy your taste buds. You can get almost all types of cuisines here like North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Punjabi, but nothing beats relishing a Maharashtrian Thali. Besides, there are many roadside Dhabas and shops which serve spicy Vada Paos, Pav Bhaji, and Misal Pav along with hot Masala Chai. 

Bhajia along with Chai is a favorite among the locals. You also get lip-smacking hot corn at almost all the tourist locations. Seafood lovers can also splurge on local delicacies such as  Prawn fry, Mutton handi, and Bombil fry. For those who have a sweet tooth, Chikki is the best option as Lonavala is famous for it.

Package Inclusions

  • Pick and drop from Home / Hotel in Mumbai
  • Selected Cab for Lonavala and Khandala sightseeing from Mumbai as per the above Itinerary
  • Car Rent
  • Fuel Cost
  • Driver Allowance

Package Exclusions

  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Lonavala & Khandala
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation in Lonavala & Khandala
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this same day Lonavala & Khandala tour package from Mumbai can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Lonavala and Khandala sightseeing tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

The time spent on each Lonavala & Khandala tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular Lonavala or Khandala sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Mumbai to Lonavala & Khandala sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Mumbai cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.


Lonavala and Khandala offer travelers adventure and scenic beauty to ensure they make the most of their time in the hill station. Booking our one day Mumbai to Lonavala and Khandala sightseeing tour by car is the most convenient option to travel to these lovely hill stations. Whether you are traveling with family or with friends we make sure you comfortably enjoy your vacation in the soul-soothing destination. 

The affordable packages allow you to customize your trip and plan how you want to relieve yourself from the stress of busy city life. Our private rental car offers you the convenience of stopping and enjoying your time with your loved ones so that you make memories to cherish forever.


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